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China - Court hears Gao Yu's appeal behind closed doors

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A Beijing people's high court today finally heard journalist Gao Yu's appeal against the seven-year jail sentence she received in April on a charge of divulging state secrets. Police turned away journalist and diplomats who tried to attend because the court decided to hold the hearing behind closed doors. Gao Yu reaffirmed her innocence and answered questions from the judge and her lawyers, but no further details of the hearing were made public. Her lawyers, Mo Shaoping and Shang Baojun, (...)

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